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[PICS] Cimtex Rods’ Sixty-Two Twelve Custom Corvette

by Steve Burns on February 29, 2012

[PICS] Cimtex Rods Sixty-Two Twelve Custom Corvette

While perusing the plethora of flashy rides at Detroit Autorama we stumbled across this simply stunning custom 1962 Corvette dubbed “Sixty-Two Twelve”. The absolutely striking black roadster built by Cimtex Rods in Jarrell, Texas was being shown by Bruce and Judy Ricks of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

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Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

by Keith Cornett on February 29, 2012

Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

When it comes sports car sales in the USA, Chevrolet is the brand that buyers flocked to in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold last year. To show off their most capable performance cars, Chevy took the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 to VIR where the two retail production versions lapped the Grand Course in record times.

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Consumer Reports: 2012 Corvette Z06 Is America's Best Car

Looking for the best American-made 2012 vehicle you can buy?

Well, according to Consumer Reports, then you need to buy a Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2012 Detroit Autorama

by Steve Burns on February 27, 2012

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2012 Detroit Autorama

Last weekend marked our annual pilgrimage to Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit for the yearly festival of chrome and horsepower known as Autorama. Each year thousands of attendees wander aisle after aisle checking out the custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, and hot rods. This year was the 60th installment of the show.

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Ferrari 458 vs 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter, Nissan GT-R and Audi RS6

How do you think a stock Ferrari 458 Italia would fare against three other supercars?

Well, the Russian website Drag Times Info recently decided to find out by running the Ferrari in a mile drag race against an Audi RS6 Evotech Stage 2 Gran Turismo, a Nissan GT-R MK.1 AMS Stage 1, and a Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter. You can watch the results after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Forza Motorsport Team Drives the Corvettes at Bondurant

Forza Motorsports development team took some time out of coding to get three days of first person driving experience at the Bondurant School in Phoenix, AZ. The time behind the wheel helps the developers design what they call “the most realistic and engaging video game driving experience.” Plus, driving Corvettes fast is fun!

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[VIDEO] Kevin Mackay’s 1969 L88 “See-Thru-Corvette”

by Keith Cornett on February 23, 2012

[VIDEO] Kevin Mackay's 1969 L88 See-Thru-Corvette

Corvette Repair’s Kevin Mackay has restored a few famous L88 Corvettes over the years and like any artist, he likes to show off his work. When he came across a 1969 L88 Corvette languishing at a machine shop, he knew he wanted to do something completely different to showcase the work he and his Valley Stream, NY shop is famous for. That plan called for creating a fully functional street legal L88 – with no body.

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Australian DMV: Racing Stripes on your Classic Corvette? No Registration for You!

How would you like to own a classic Corvette and not be allowed to drive it because of the special way it’s painted?

That’s the problem a South Australia man faces because his 1970 Corvette – once owned by country music star Jeannie C. Riley of “Harper Valley PTA” fame – is decorated with tasteful blue stripes and small stars.

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New Ownership at Bloomington Gold

by Steve Burns on February 20, 2012

New Ownership at Bloomington Gold

Bloomington Gold announced last week that Corvette aficionado Guy Larsen has purchased the show from the Mecum Family. According to the release, Larsen has already been involved with both the 2013 move to Champaign and the newly released judging criteria for engine stamps.

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Corvette Museum Member Establishes Education Endowment for Underprivileged Children

A Corvette owner with a big heart has plans to make life better for sick and underprivileged kids.

After Patricia, his wife of 44 years, died in 2009, Eugene Nagowski decided to honor her memory by doing nice things for other people. Already, he’s made donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for medical care and expenses of families staying there for treatment.

But, as the fun-loving owner of a 2010 Corvette, Nagowski decided there would be no better way to spread a little joy than setting up an endowment at the National Corvette Museum, to allow underprivileged kids a chance to spend a day there enjoying the world’s greatest sports car.

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